More than a third of small business owners and managers spend their summer holidays worrying about work, a new survey suggests.
Entrepreneurs were too busy fretting about what was happening in the office to enjoy their annual break, said the report by Bibby Financial Services.
The poll of 300 managers also revealed that one in five spent up to 20 hours a week outside work troubled over their job.
Many of those questioned admitted that it was affecting their personal relationships.
David Robertson, chief executive of Bibby Financial Services, said: "It is natural to let business concerns creep into your time off, however worrying about work constantly is not healthy and it is likely to have a negative impact on both your social life and the business.
"Many owners and managers start up their own company in an attempt to bring their passions into their working life.
"However, when this is replaced by constant worry, the enjoyment is lost."